Where Y'Eat

New Orleans writer Ian McNulty hosts Where Y'Eat, a weekly exploration and celebration of food culture in the Crescent City and south Louisiana.

Ian gives listeners the low-down on the hottest new restaurants, old local favorites, and hidden hole-in-the-wall joints alike, and he profiles the new trends, the cherished traditions, and the people and personalities keeping America's most distinctive food scene cooking.

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4:31 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Where Y'Eat: Greening The New Orleans Plate

The Uptown cafe La Divina Gelateria worked eco-friendly practices into its business model from the start.
Ian McNulty

From sourcing their groceries to composting kitchen waste and everything in between, more New Orleans restaurants are getting serious about going green, and new resources are emerging to help them do more.

There’s more green at some New Orleans restaurants these days, and it’s not just kale and spinach. I’m talking about green sustainability and the energy-efficient and eco-friendly steps more restaurants around the city are taking to get there.

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4:35 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Where Y'Eat: Modern Po-Boys Going Mainstream

The spicy tuna po-boy from Seither's Seafood looks like it took a trip through the sushi bar.
Ian McNulty

Created for one-day awards competitions at the Po-Boy Festival, some original riffs on the city’s famous sandwich have become menu fixtures year-round.

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4:36 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Where Y'Eat: Wine Tastings With More Than Wine

A social wine tasting in progress at Swirl in Faubourg St. John.
Ian McNulty

Across New Orleans, wine merchants are tapping the appeal of comfort food and street eats to promote, and possibly demystify, their product as the market gets more competitive.

Where Y'Eat: Wine Tastings With More Than Wine

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4:33 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Where Y'Eat: Bavarian Beyond October

Traditional German flavors persist year-round at Lüke, a CBD brasserie from John Besh. Pictured, a hearty choucroute.
Ian McNulty

There is nothing seasonal about weinerschnitzel or sauerkraut. But dine around New Orleans during October and you might think otherwise as these traditional German dishes are trotted around for Oktoberfest celebrations.

However, now that it’s November, and all the costume lederhosen and plastic beer steins have been stowed for the year and the last refrains of the chicken dance song are finally receding, local diners with a taste for traditional Bavarian cooking still have options.

Where Y’Eat: Bavarian Beyond October

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Food
4:34 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Where Y'Eat: Tacos The Talk Of The Town

A sampling of snacks from the Bywater's Twilight Tacos.
Ian McNulty

Fast, cheap and easy to love, tacos might be the ideal party food. These days, they're turning up all over town and in all different formats, from traditional to New Orleans hybrids. 

Where Y’Eat: Tacos The Talk Of The Town

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Food
4:31 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Where Y’Eat: Finding New Food At Old Arabi Eats

A pulled pork sandwich at Old Arabi Eats.
Ian McNulty

Clam chowder in Arabi? A pair of young transplants have a different plan for their neighborhood restaurant, starting with the location.

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Food
4:29 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Where Y’Eat: A New Coffee Culture Perks Up

The Brigade coffee truck sets up at a festival.
Ian McNulty

There’s a new buzz in the New Orleans coffee scene today, and it’s not just the caffeine. At a string of small, independent cafés and even at pop-up stands and roving mobile vendors, New Orleanians can experience an approach that treats coffee more like fine wine than any old commodity cup of Joe.

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4:28 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Where Y'Eat: How You Like 'Dem Oysters?

The "oysters and pearls" appetizer at Criollo.
Ian McNulty

Cocktail sauce and crackers are great, but New Orleans chefs are getting more creative with how they dress up raw oysters, offering new alternatives for the beloved local bivalve. 


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4:29 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Where Y'Eat: Sainte Season In The CBD

A contemporary edge runs through the design at Sainte Marie.
Ian McNulty

A stylish CBD restaurant that seemed to portend the future has finally come into its own as the neighborhood has changed around it.


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4:28 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Where Y'Eat: The Same, But Different — Revived Restaurants After Katrina

The historic Mandina's Restaurant saw significant changes after Katrina.
Ian McNulty

New Orleans witnessed a magnitude of change overnight that it might otherwise have taken an entire generation to work upon our touchstones of home. Restaurants that seemed timeless, and maybe even permanently fixed in their ways, were part of that as well.

As we mark another Katrina anniversary, some of them vividly illustrate a dynamic we can sum up as "the same, but different."


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